Potato, Leek & Bacon Soup

If you are in need of comfort food during the cold winter months in Melbourne, soup is the way to go.  Soup making can be quick and easy such as this leek, potato and bacon soup.  A recipe that is easy to prepare. It’s hearty, flavoursome and totally delicious. Ingredients 2 kg washed potatoes (peeled… Continue reading Potato, Leek & Bacon Soup

Hearty Bean Soup (juha sa grah, špek i kobasice)

Growing up as a kid in Croatia, meat wasn’t on the menu all that often, especially beef.  We had fish from the river, our own chickens, eggs if the chooks were happy laying, if not you had to buy them from your neighbours providing they were willing to sell or barter for something you had an abundance of… Continue reading Hearty Bean Soup (juha sa grah, špek i kobasice)

Seafood Curry Laksa

What does one do when their favourite Malaysian restaurant closes it’s doors after many years and you can no longer get one of your favourite dishes a curry laksa.  You continue your journey around town and visit other Malaysian restaurants that have this wonderful dish on the menu.  For those occasions when one just wants… Continue reading Seafood Curry Laksa

Cauliflower & Parsnip Soup

With the cold weather upon us in Melbourne, there is nothing more hearty and warming than a soup.  Soups are easy to prepare, they store well, they are healthy and warm your soul.  Nothing can be more satisfying than feeling cosy, warm and full.  Cauliflower and Parsnip work well together and  in this soup weave their magic. Ingredients… Continue reading Cauliflower & Parsnip Soup

Speck Knödel (Smoked Bacon Dumpling Soup)

It is still chilly here in the Southern Hemisphere and this soup is a sensational winter warmer.  Easy to make and tastes delicious. 500 grams of White Bread (1-2 days old) 150 grams Unsalted Butter 5 Eggs 200 grams Speck or Smoked Bacon (cut into small pieces) 500 ml Milk (full cream) 1 bunch of… Continue reading Speck Knödel (Smoked Bacon Dumpling Soup)

Country Style Fennel & Pearl Barley Soup

A wonderfully flavoursome and hearty soup to fill you up on a chilly night. 2 large Fennel Bulbs (cut in half and sliced) 1 cup Pearl Barley (rinsed under cold water) 1 cup Red Lentils 1 Spanish Onion (finely chopped) 1 clove Garlic (finely chopped) 2 medium Carrots (cut into 1cm cubes) 1 Parsnip  (cut… Continue reading Country Style Fennel & Pearl Barley Soup

Mushroom & Leek Soup

For all the Mushroom lovers, a quick and easy soup to make, that tastes magical! 1 Large Leek (sliced) 1 Spanish Onion (sliced) 1 teaspoon Thyme (leaves only) 100 grams of Shitake Mushrooms (sliced) 500 grams of button Mushrooms (sliced) 700 grams of large Field Mushrooms (approximately 4 cut into small pieces) 30 grams of… Continue reading Mushroom & Leek Soup